Shannon McNaught

Shannon is originally from New Hampshire in the USA, the land of lots of trees and moose. A love of Japanese music inspired her to study Japanese, and after a year of study abroad during university, she decided to move to Tokyo in 2014. She’s been working, rocking out, and exploring Japan ever since. Shannon currently works as an English teacher and freelance translator. She also manages her own Visual kei news site (linked below). Despite having a wealth of knowledge about more recent music, her ultimate favorite bands tend to hail from the 90’s. Shannon will be happy if you give her tea, pizza, or a cat.

All Stories by Shannon McNaught

Does this instant “Japanese” soup from France really taste Japanese? We find out

Authentic or a knock off? Let’s find out.

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Japanese pro wrestler bares flesh in staff uniform, thrills customers【Pics & Video】

No shirt, no shoes, no service? More like no shirt, shoes, and fan service.

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Tweezers of Longinus make mundane tasks 100 times more dramatic

Immobilize and eliminate even the mightiest of nose hairs.

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This old Pokémon shirt is pretty terrifying

This is supposed to be a light-hearted series for kids, right?

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Cat settles itself in Buddhist altar and shocks family

Cats have no boundaries, even when it comes to religion.

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Korean illusion artist Dain Yoon’s work will make you question reality【Photos】

Let’s just say I’ve had to do a lot of double takes when writing this article.

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Want onigiri? Just add water to Onisi Foods’ new rice balls!

We’ve all heard of instant noodles; now it’s time for instant rice balls. Or…sort of instant.

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Otaku shopping spree: How would you spend $5,000 in Akihabara?

PlayStation VR, anime figurines, a hair dryer; you can get a lot for $5,000 in Akihabara.

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Namco creates the perfect plushie bag for your little pal

Why let your plushies sit inside your room all day? Now you can take them out for a walk.

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Japanese Twitter user inspires horror stories with freaky apartment photo

Is this an ordinary apartment building, or is the water trying to tell us something?

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Japanese Youtuber creates real-life, tile-shattering rocket punch[Video]

With just a bit of focused air, some tiles, and a mannequin, you too can enjoy the experience of a real life rocket punch.

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Japanese hip hop group Rishiri Boys boasts local pride, mad skills, and an average age of 82

What do you get when you put three older Japanese fishermen together? A hip hop group, of course.
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Sanrio and Sailor Moon finally reveal their lineup of My Melody collab goods!

It’s been a long wait since this exciting lineup was announced, but cute things come to those who wait!

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Japanese escalator cleaning crew discovers an absurd amount of change

If you thought there was a lot of change between your couch cushions, you should check out escalators in Japan.

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Rumors of real-life Mario Kart attraction to open at Super Nintendo World

Now you too may be able to experience the thrill of driving over a banana peel.

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“Animals as Art” releases incredibly realistic, life-size polar bear figures 【Pics and Video】

Trick your friends into thinking that you own an actual polar bear, all while supporting WWF.

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McDonald’s Japan offers five days of free coffee in January

The best part? No purchase necessary!

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If this ad doesn’t make you want to visit Hikone, we don’t know what will 【Video】

Hikone Castle is celebrating its 410th anniversary in style.

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Japan’s Tower Records allows fans to obsess in style

Don’t just stuff your autographs and fan goods into a box – cover your walls with them!

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Only Japanese cooks could make canned sardines this appetizing [Pics and Recipes]

These recipe ideas from Japan show just how delicious fish from a can can be! 

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